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Travel Blogs from Cajamarca
... clearest one.
Unfortunately we had to rush around as people had been late
and we had a stupidly long stop to look at the view over town and buy coca
chicle (coca leaf chewing gum). Had I known there were going to be so many
locals out begging around the site I might have brought some of the
complimentary soaps I’ve been gathering to dish out to the grubbiest
individuals – there is obviously no shortage of water!
At the end we got to ...
... br> Currently trying to decide whether to adventure into the far northern highlands to visit a shaman. I feel I should, given that’s what my dissertations was on but it’s one hell of mission to get there (15 hours each way). Met a lot of people (including an almost 6 foot 32 year old British woman who invited me to stay in her room that night... I declined) ...
Getting from Vilcabamba to Cajamarca involved 4 buses and a middle of the night border crossing (actually a good time to do it with no queuing or pushy touts). Our final bus turned out to be a bit of a treat, travelling VIP - we got lunch included and had huge comfy chairs. A big difference from the night bus where two young girls spent half the journey running up the aisle and giggling whilst their parents seemed not to notice how disruptive they were being ...
... well it certainly felt really strange, but in a good way.
After a few minutes we got the first group of rocks. Our guide was fun and said we could take the path around the side if we "didnt want some adventure". With the gauntlet firmly thrown down I followed the other and walked into an opening in the door. I could hear people ahead of me but couldnīt see a thing. There was a sort of u bend but you just to feel your ...
... where the cows were everyone was
sitting down in a line expecting to see cows. A cowboy came in all clad
in the official gear with a whip and proceeded to call out each cow by
name. One by one they passed by everyone on their way to their chosen
milking bay. Although not altogether obedient it was very amusing.
I had a group of people come up to me and start chatting away about where
I was ...